October 2015 Health Trends - Better Nutrition

October 2015 Health Trends



That's how much excess weight was lost, on average, by people who had bariatric surgery, five years after the size of their stomach was permanently reduced, according to a study of more than 300 patients published in JAMA Surgery. Although initial weight loss was greater, there was significant weight regain over time. In cases involving type 2 diabetics, about half experienced remission after the surgery, but only 20 percent remained diabetes-free after five years.

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That's how many Americans are able to eat dinner around the table with their family, without distractions such as someone answering texts, according to a survey by the Los Angeles-based La Brea Bakery. However, 92 percent of survey respondents said that eating a meal with others provides a great opportunity to catch up with family and friends.


Among people who eat gluten-free foods, 24 percent started to do so by accidentally buying a gluten-free product and then liking it, according to research by the Natural Marketing Institute. Of those surveyed, 51 percent eat gluten-free foods to improve overall health.